Body Count will be hitting the studio in April to begin the recording process for their new album “Carnivore.” Ice-T confirmed the news in the below tweet:
Ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo joined Body Count onstage during the band’s June 29 set at the Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland to perform the last part of their “Raining Blood”/”Postmortem” medley. You can see footage of that below:
During their set at the UK Download Festival, Body Count were joined onstage by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta for a performance of “Cop Killer.“ You can see footage of that below. Jasta previously guested on Body Count’s “Pop Bubble,” however, they did not end up playing that track.
Body Count have confirmed that their next album will be titled “Carnivore.“ The band have yet to start writing for the effort, but they are hoping to start recording in September.
Ice-T told Loudwire the following about the title:
“It’s basically: ‘Fuck vegans.’ We figure, anything carnivorous pretty much kicks ass. We’re carnivorous! I’m not [really] saying ‘Fuck vegans.’ Everyone’s so pussy right now, [so] we’re carnivores.”
“We haven’t written a lyric! We start out albums with a name, that’s how we started ‘Bloodlust‘. We’re probably going to start recording tracks in September.”
He also extended an invitation to established rock and metal musicians that would be interested in guesting on the album. One guest that he is planning on using is Six Feet Under’s Chris Barnes:
“Chris Barnes told me he would kill me if he doesn’t get on this next album. because I worked with Six Feet Under. People like Chris Barnes, I don’t want to get him mad, because I know he might dissect me or some shit, so we’re gonna get some death metal on there from original Cannibal Corpse.”
Body Count have premiered a new video for “All Love Is Lost“ feat. Max Cavalera (Soulfly, etc.). The clip was directed by Jay Rodriguez and it stars Ice-T‘s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” co-star Kelli Giddish. The track appears on the band’s latest album “Bloodlust.”
Body Count rocked their track “Black Hoodie” at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, during the pre-telecast ceremony today (January 28). You can see footage of that performance below. “Black Hoodie” was one of songs nominated for Best Metal Performance, but it ultimately lost to Mastodon’s “Sultan’s Curse.”
Ice-T has confirmed that Body Count will be performing at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, during the pre-telecast ceremony on January 28. That pre-show is when the metal, rock, etc. awards are handed out. This news comes after Body Count’s track “Black Hoodie” got nominated for “Best Metal Performance.”